Review of Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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Rating: StarStarStarStar_grayStar_gray By: Katherine H., Alum Posted: December 20, 2011

My review

The Good:

Possibly the only art school where you will encounter people from all walks of life: this is no incubator for trust fund babies. You are expected to take all of your courses seriously and to work hard.

The Bad:

Because it's budget comes from state funding, some years they get somewhat behind on technology and facilities.

Would I do it again?

Yes, The community was great, I still keep in touch with most of the people I was friends with during my time there. And I feel like it was a truly great place to develop and realize my skills.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Financial aid

The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.

Professors are generally Challenging

The night life is Off Campus

Most students spend their Saturday nights Out and about in the city, or pulling an all-nighter to finish a final project, lol.

About the reviewer

Went to Franklin High School

You might also consider UMass Dartmouth, Lesley University

Another awesome thing is Massart is in the middle of a developing neighboorhood, and is only a few minutes away form downtown boston. It doesn't matter how much nightlife their is at the school itself: you have the whole city around you.

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Massart is not a trade school: Make sure your portfolio has a good variety of different mediums and techniques. Drawings, paintings, figures, landscapes, sculpture. They are more interested in seeing that you are creative than that you are skill in just one thing.

I wish I knew You should ALWAYS do you work in the studio space on campus: hanging out in the studios with other students, making connections and critiquing eachother's work is probably almost as important as what you'll be learning in class.

Preparation for the workforce

Time needed to find a job post-graduation 6 months to a year

 
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